Your Overwhelm-Free Career Transition
Making the Time You Invest Pay Off with Real Results
Congratulations on making yourself a priority and committing to true career fulfillment and satisfaction!
I advocate a step-by-step approach to achieving career goals. Through my many years of coaching professionals, what I know for sure is one of the biggest barriers to success is feeling overwhelmed. Trying to take on too much at once is indeed a recipe for failure.
As successful professionals we are resourceful, resilient and industrious. However, we diffuse our power when we put too much on our plate. I’ve seen it time and time again with my clients and in my own life. Taking on too much at once leads to overwhelm and culminates in a nonproductive logjam.
Don’t let this happen to you. Acknowledge the power of baby steps. As long as you keep moving forward, one small baby step at a time – you will achieve your goal. As one of my coaching mentors puts it: “Whether you’re painting your bathroom or running for president of the United States – the way to achieve the goal is the same – baby steps.” As you move forward on your career fulfillment journey, simply complete one baby step at a time.
Time Management Tactics – How to Make Time for Your Career Goals
Have you ever heard of Parkinson’s Law? Parkinson’s Law states: “Work expands to fill the time available.”(Parkinson, The Economist) This means when you have a project to complete, it will take as much time as you perceive is available.
In other words, if you have one night to update your resume, you’ll get it done in one night. If you have six months, however, you’ll take the full six months to complete the task. This is why most of us work better on a deadline. It allows us to align our energies towards an end goal and allocate time accordingly.
Your “15 Minutes a Day” Strategy
To implement the concepts in this program, I recommend what I call the “15 minutes a day” strategy. Believe it or not, you can make genuine progress in as little as 15 minutes a day. When you consistently allocate a small amount of time each day to your goal, you will achieve real results. This consistent, committed action creates momentum and keeps you focused on your intended outcome.
I recommend you work on completing the exercises in this program for 15 minutes each day. Seven days a week is the optimum, but at least five days a week is highly recommended. Isn’t your career fulfillment and satisfaction worth 15 minutes a day? If you stick to your schedule, I promise you’ll see real progress.
Remember, you don’t have to commit to this 15-minute daily work block forever. It’s a temporary pledge you make to yourself so you can complete each of the power activities and ensure the time you invest pays real dividends.
So that you work smarter not harder, schedule your 15-minute work block during your best time of day. This is the time when you are the most alert and creative. For some, this is first thing in the morning. Others have their most creative energy in the evening.
Synchronize your 15 minutes with your natural energy flow. Also, it is best to complete your work block at the same time each day. This allows you to get into a groove and fold it naturally into your already busy schedule.
For a lot of working people, the best time to schedule their 15 minutes is first thing in the morning. For example:
- During your morning commute – if you take public transportation and can read and write while in transit.
- During your first 15 minutes at the office – before settling in for the day and checking company email and voice mail.
- Getting up 15 minutes early and working at home before leaving for work.
Also, choose your best “work mode.” Decide how you like to complete these types of assignments. For example, do you prefer to write your answers out in longhand with pen and paper? Or, do you prefer to type them out on your computer? Or perhaps dictating into your smartphone works best for you. Choose the optimal approach for you.
Whichever work mode you select and whatever time of day you choose, making the steadfast commitment to yourself is essential. Remember, you are worth it! Right now (yes, right now) please take out your calendar and designate your daily 15-minute career planning work block.
Dig In and Also Be Gentle with Yourself
I encourage you to stick with it, dig in and do the work. While doing so, do be extra gentle and patient with yourself. Simply move forward one small step at a time implementing your action steps to gain the clarity, insight, structure and focus to realize phenomenal career success. See your progress unfold as you advance and thrive into greater professional satisfaction and personal fulfillment!
You Are Not Alone – Personalized Support Options
I feel confident all the steps required for you to discover your ideal career are included here. I provide detailed guidance, step-by-step instructions, self-discovery exercises, easy to follow examples and client success stories, etc. Therefore, you can follow the outlined steps to get exactly where you want to go.
That being said, we can all benefit from the guidance and assistance of a professional at certain times, especially when we’re making big changes in our life. It is completely natural to feel this way. During these times, there’s no need to soldier on in isolation, attempting to do it all by yourself.
The typical client I work with is a very intelligent and highly-capable self-starter. This means they have the tendency to attempt to do everything on their own. On one hand this is an excellent trait to have. It means you have a strong spirit and are adept at overcoming challenges. On the other hand, this can sometimes cause you to struggle needlessly while you entrench yourself in a “solo-mentality.”
If at any time you feel you’d like one-on-one guidance customized to your unique situation, feel free to reach out to me and I will be there to lend a hand. Please don’t feel like you’re on your own. I invite you to schedule a one-on-one coaching session with me.
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Now, let’s move on to your Career Success Guide to Changing Career without Losing Your Mind.